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HER Number:MDV2863
Name:Boundary Stone, East Side of Lee Mill Bridge


Boundary stone, 19th century. East side of Lee Mill Bridge on the boundary between the old parish of Plympton St Mary and Ermington.


Grid Reference:SX 600 557
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSparkwell
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishERMINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/28

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1907, 125NW (Cartographic). SDV148817.

'Boundary Stones' indicated on OS 6" (1907) but not on OS 6" (1966).

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1943, Notes on Some Old Roadside Stones in South West Devon, 146 (Article in Serial). SDV148816.

Boundary stones. Lee Mill Bridge. South Brent - Plymouth road. At each end of this bridge over the River Yealm, there is a boundary stone. Ermington (5) at the east end and (5a) Plympton/St/Mary at the west end.

Jenkinson, T., 2005 - 2011, B3416/B3212/B3344/Old A38 Exeter to Plymouth (Report - Survey). SDV322256.

Site visit 5th January 2004. Parish boundary stone erected circa 1758 at the east end of Lee Mill Bridge on the north side of the road. The inscription 'Ermington' has been defaced. The stone was possibly targetted during the Second World War under the Removal of Direction Signs Order of 1940.

Collings, A. + Hughes, S., 2008, Archaeological Assessment of Land to the Rear of Harris Way, Lee Mill, Devon, 4, Fig 2, 7, 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV346631.

The Ermington parish boundary stone was erected circa 1822 on the east side of Lee Mill Bridge. The 'Emington' inscription has been defaced and the stone is not shown on current Ordnance Survey mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148816Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1943. Notes on Some Old Roadside Stones in South West Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 75. A5 Hardback. 146.
SDV148817Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 125NW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV322256Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2005 - 2011. B3416/B3212/B3344/Old A38 Exeter to Plymouth. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV346631Report - Assessment: Collings, A. + Hughes, S.. 2008. Archaeological Assessment of Land to the Rear of Harris Way, Lee Mill, Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 08.12. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4, Fig 2, 7, 8.

Associated Monuments

MDV46564Related to: Lee Mill Bridge, Boundary Stone (Monument)
MDV18226Related to: Lee Mill Bridge, River Yealm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2155 - Exeter to Plymouth Milestone Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 18 2011 3:39PM